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CHILLI BEANS URBAN COOL WITH PAMELA COLPO

In the Fashion Industry, your work is not only your creation but your own representative as an artist, designer, and professional. Brazil’s Pamela Colpo is a prime example of this. When Andre Jorio (Account Director of Be Red) saw her work with the Mormaii brand inside AMC's platform, he recognized its excellence. He had been looking for someone like Colpo who could influence the Chilli Brand line with the same style and sensibility that Mormaii had, which Pamela happened to be an integral part of. Jorio invited her to be the fashion designer/coordinator of all brands for Be Red women's wear. With her own vision, she led the campaign as well as runway styling. Her role as Fashion designer and stylist of the Chilli Beans Winter 2017 campaign in Tokyo Japan resulted in immense attention on both the Chili Beans line and Colpo herself. While Andre had asked Colpo to join the Chilli Beans team following the collections completion, Pamela would do the styling of all brands of the Be red group in Japan. It was her purpose to bring this wild, modern, contemporary look of Chilli Beans to the consumer.



The look of Colpo’s presentation was urban, cool, and sexy. The Chilli Beans consumer is a person who likes to be involved in night life and enjoys being an urban citizen… The “pepper” is the sexy side of the brand. Pamela went with the Be Red brand for the photo shoot of all four lines with the umbrella theme of Japan. The schedule and method mirrored the literal perspective of the shoot with exciting locations like Harajuku, Chinatown and a guerilla style dressing room in the van during the cold Japan winter. The clothing and the photos of Chilli Bean are trendy & spontaneous. It was a deliberate calculation to present these elements in the streetwear brand, depicting a night experiencing the streets. The combination of art, life, and energy is displayed as Colpo describes, “We went to Chinatown in a big van which the models changed in. We couldn't have a fixed spot because we were going to photograph on the streets and the proposal was to have this movement. We would be doing hair and steaming clothes in alleyways…not a glamorous setting but we were more interested in capturing excitement than creating an imaginary dream state. I remember stopping a gentleman who was walking his big dog and asking him to let the dog be in some photos. We wanted reality to be a big part of this. That being said, it wasn’t dull in any way. We put a pink wing on the model, really cool and wild. I tried to show that Chilli Beans person is really cool, a little bit sexy and extravagant but in a real way; a young adult that are not afraid of changes and really knows what she/he wants. The look is authentic, fashion, transgressor. With look that we can use during day or night. Nothing too much out of reality, plus it’s a commercial brand and Brazil still have a conservative thinking in some places. That’s why we played with the wing.



The fashion industry has received criticism for pandering to “unrealistic” body types and sizes. Colpo notes that this is something that the Chilli Beans brand openly contradicts, and she feels This is a very Brazilian element. She comments, “For the most part, Brazilian people are ethnically mixed. As a result, we are very open to beauty in a different standard than some other parts of the world. The Brazilian way is to see beauty in the individual and the embracing of joy. In my work, I didn't follow a body type, I preferred to follow the main pillars that the Brand wanted to expose: Sexy, urban, and fashion…to allow any person with any type of body who identified themselves with those “values” to feel connected with the clothes.” There’s a lot of positivity, joy, and talent in Pamela Colpo and her fashion based view of the world.


Iboga treatment


Iboga is a perennial rainforest shrub and psychedelic, native to western Central Africa. Iboga stimulates the central nervous system when taken in small doses and induces visions in larger doses. In parts of Africa where the plant grows, the bark of the root is chewed for various pharmacological or ritualistic purposes.

Ibogaine, the active alkaloid, is also used to treat substance abuse disorders and depression. The iboga experience based on Bwiti tradition helps people move past the blocks that all we as humans have to deal with in form or another. As humans, we all go through life and things come up for us. As we move through life certain situations come up for us that are challenging and those experiences can follow us around through our life and effect the way we feel and the decisions/actions we take. Iboga is a tool to help us live our best life. It allows us to process our past and bring us into the future where the only thing ever really happening is the "now."

The energy and reach of Iboga is completely different than Ayahuasca. Where Ayahuasca is called the liane of the soul, Iboga is called the root of the earth. And that is exactly what Iboga will bring you: Grounding.

Just recently, interviewed an iboga provider on The Crazy Mind magazine:

"Being an iboga provider is the most humbling and I am honored to be a part of someone's healing. I come from a traditional path rather than a scientific path so my training involved many years before I was blessed by my teacher to now serving the medicine for others."

Iboga is a traditional psychedelic that surrounded with thousands of years old rituals. Iboga providers try to collect this traditional method with modern medicine. You can read more on iboga treatment at http://iboga.io/


Psychology in the Light of the East

In this world-gone-mad, an understanding and means of reaching well-being beyond medicated adaptation aided by prescription meds provides a pertinent and refreshing change of paradigm. The predominant uni-dimensional approach to well-being and human potential might mask our suffering but it can be harmful to the body and psyche. What’s more, it may leave the soul wanting. Integral Psychology, a holistic approach, addresses the well being of body, mind and emotions and also the evolutionary potential of tuning in and aligning to the soul. Margot Borden, Psychotherapist and author of Psychology in the Light of the East explained in a recent interview how she works from a spiritual perspective. This opens up a rich potential for both our psychological and spiritual healing and development.

"Addressing the spiritual dimensions in our therapeutic approaches helps us make meaning from our ordinary and spiritual experiences alike. We develop a healthy relationship with our whole self, including our spiritual aspects."




Psychology in the Light of the East explains a view of psychotherapy that is holistic, addressing, as Ken Wilber put it: body, emotions, mind, soul, spirit and, our relationship to nature and society. Holistic (incorporating the concept of holism, or the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts, in theory or practice: holistic psychology)- psychotherapy takes into consideration the entire individual, mental, social and spiritual dimensions rather than reducing our understanding and treatment of all issues and disorders to merely physiological or mental causes. Psychotherapy, when approached from an integral perspective empowers clients to overcome emotional wounding, trauma, difficulty or disease by first identifying the core cause and then by working with each issue from the level of consciousness from which it stems. By bringing both psychological and spiritual dimensions into her work, Borden makes a powerful cocktail for holistic healing and development.
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Benefits of Holistic Psychotherapy
Every human being has a greater potential. Whether it is to heal and overcome basic life issues, inner or outer conflicts, emotional disturbance or to address the far reaching dimensions of spiritual issues or spiritual quest. Integral Psychotherapy can be sought to address a wide range of difficulties and challenges:

• Dealing with emotional difficulty such as anger, depression, anxiety, stress and more
• Recovery and living with sickness/illness
• Relationship issues
• Sleep issues
• Pre and Postnatal help
• Existential crisis – search for meaning, feeling lost, feeling blocked
• Personal development – exploring potential, overcoming blockages
• Spiritual/religious issues and imbalances
• Spiritual development

Integral Psychotherapy aspires to addressing and working with the full range of human experience. This includes issues arising from the subconscious mind (all of the experiences of this lifetime from conception onwards), the conscious mind (thoughts, attitudes, behaviors—which may stem from subconscious motivations too), the superconscious (all of our memories from all of our lifetimes, family and ancestral karma and subtle level disturbances) and the supraconscious (our consciousness, and ultimately, realisation of the indwelling divine).

Addressing human potential from a multi-dimensional perspective (body, mind, soul, spirit) evokes the need for suitable treatment modalities. In her book, Borden, goes beyond a one-size fits all approach and covers an exhaustive description of issues, the levels of consciousness from which they stem and recommended treatment modalities ranging from ordinary person-centred counselling and behavioural interventions to further reaching approaches such as breathwork, mindfulness and past life regression. Above all, Borden points out that while choosing the right technique for the right client and issue are important, the consciousness and intent of the therapist are key. Mindfulness and yoga add further strength to a truly comprehensive and multi-dimensional worldview and therapeutic approach that opens up possibilities for personal and collective evolution. Borden’s vast knowledge spans more than 30 years of research and clinical practice as conveyed in numerous vignettes that appear throughout the book, bringing to life the concepts she artfully conveys.

"We must delve into the deepest and sometimes darkest places in our heart, and psyche. When done with compassion, humor and as much wisdom as one can fathom, this leads to finding the light at the depth of our being." 

Psychology in the Light of the East invites the reader on a journey of self-discovery through the history of psycho-spiritual belief systems in the East and West through to the possibilities of a new healing paradigm, a road map for wholesome, meaningful and soul-centred living.

Anarchy Brothers Press, Christopher John Scruton


Christopher John Scruton is the owner and operator of Anarchy Brothers Press, an independent comic book publisher and digital store. 

Passionate about writing from the age of nine, he had a rough upbringing and often turned to comic books as a refuge away from the horror around him. He was born with a learning disorder, and in elementary school, a teacher sexually molested him. That teacher never served any time in prison, and as a result, Christopher has been distrustful of authority figures throughout his life.

http://anarchybrotherspress.com/

Christopher John Scruton



Forever King: Surviving the loss of my unborn child



This book is for both Mothers and Fathers who lost a child/children. Diana Sims is a Survivor. Her passion is helping other women continue to live while grieving the loss of their children by early loss in pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. Diana’s transparency will inspire and help you see the light at the end of the tunnel or a new beginning from the previous end.

In an interview we have conducted with her she talks about her relation to the book:

"After completing my book. It was like a cleansing came over me, with my emotions. At first, I was timid about being so transparent and sharing such intimate details of my life. My son King. Putting his picture on the cover of my book was such a release and to finally be able to show my beautiful baby to the world."

New Jazz with Gilbert Engle


GILBERT ENGLE is an Avant-Garde Composer from Virginia. He has been composing music for over 30 years and also creates art. His portal NewJazzMedia provides free access to most of his works. We are talking about 50 albums, 600 music compositions, 200 visual works and 80 paintings.



In an interview we have conducted with Gilbert he explains the goal of his artwork as the following:

"When you listen to well constructed music, this increases your intelligence. This is because you are hearing new patterns. These new patterns help increase your creativity as well. You can have more ideas, because you now have more patterns. So my goal is to help anyone interested to increase their intelligence. I taught myself how to compose music. This increased my intellectual firepower tremendously."

Take-Away Studio


TakeAwayStudio project brings a new meaning to the phrase 'virtual studio' - an international collective of musicians and audio professionals ready to take your project to the highest level!

The advantage of TakeAwayStudio is their tailor-made style. Their process always starts with a conversation to place your project with the most appropriate member of the team. It is an online studio hub, offering mastering, mixing, music production and other audio services to clients around the globe.

I also like that you offer free professional advice on your tracks! If you're not sure what the next step should be in making a track you are truly proud of, TakeAwayStudio is here to offer advice.